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Beautiful story of a father learning to let go of his daughter

  • Mar 30, 2009
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Don't Let Me Go by David W. Pierce is a beautiful story of a father's quest to strengthen his relationship with his daughter so that he can learn to let go. When Chera Pierce was a little girl, her father, David, and she would play a game in the mirror in which she would interview The Man Who Lived On Top of a Volcano. When she turns 15, she asks her father to climb a mountain with her, and that journey brings both of them to meet that man for real. Pierce and his daughter run a series of marathons and climb several mountains, including Pike's Peak and Mount Rainier . They learn an amazing amount of lessons about each other, faith, and that while you only spend a short time on the summit, you spend far more time training and then traveling to get there. And any good journey will leave you changed forever. Pierce has a wicked sense of humor and portrays their travels with both humor and honesty. Runny noses, 30 mph winds, and blisters, they traveled through it all, and when they were through, Pierce was able to let his little girl go knowing and loving the woman she had become. This is a wonderfully told tale, especially for anyone with children.<br/>

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(Valley): the paperback book -- (Summit): our first climb -- (Valley): we run a good race -- (Summit): twice to heaven -- (Valley): the bright valley -- (Summit): the frozen octopus -- ( Valley): preparing for the big dance -- (Summit): the man who lives at the top of the volcano -- Descending.
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ISBN-10: 0307444686 (pbk.)
ISBN-13: 9780307444684 (pbk.)
Author: David W. Pierce
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Date Published: March 17, 2009
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